Where The Light Falls by Gretchen Shirm

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Another wonderfully assured Australian debut novel.

Andrew, a Berlin based artist, returns home to Sydney, after an old girlfriend goes missing. What he finds on his return is a study in how childhood loss and trauma informs who we become as adults.

While the mood is sombre there is a lyricism and lightness to Shirm's writing that lifts it off the page. An absorbing story, with an intriguing cast of supporting characters, this was an effortless book to read and I devoured it in a couple of sittings.